Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Venus Cove. But everything changes when three angels, Ivy, Bethany and Gabriel are sent from heaven to protect the town against the gathering forces of darkness. They work hard to conceal their true identity and, most of all, their wings.
But the mission is threatened when the youngest angel, Bethany, is sent to high school and falls for the handsome school captain, Xavier Woods. Will she defy the laws of Heaven by loving him?
Things come to a head when the angels realize they are not the only supernatural power in Venus Cove. There’s a new kid in town and he’s charming, seductive and deadly. Worst of all, he’s after Beth.
The angels and Xavier must work together to overcome the dark forces – but will Beth survive the battle?
From an article in The Courier-Mail –
It’s five years since Alexandra Adornetto wrote her first book, at the age of 13. Since then the 18-year-old has had a trilogy of children’s books published, changed schools three times, fallen in and out of love, written her fourth book and completed Year 12.
When she greets me for the interview her smile is warm, with a hint of nervousness. Reminiscent of a young Scarlett Johansson, she could easily be an Australian actor landing her first job in Hollywood.
But Adornetto has cracked a tougher market, signing a $100,000-plus publishing deal in the US for her young adult trilogy about angels. The first book, Halo, is out tomorrow in Australia and she will embark on a US tour to promote the book next month.
In Halo, three angels, Gabriel, Ivy and younger sister Bethany, 17, are sent from Heaven to protect the town of Venus Cove from the gathering forces of evil. They must blend in with the community, but their mission is endangered when Bethany falls for the school captain, Xavier Woods.
Adornetto sees angels as virtuous creatures, which is why she has stuck to a biblical framework for the story.
“There’s been a surge of that blood, sex and violence with the vampires and I find them entertaining, but I didn’t want to latch on to the trend,” she says. Click here for the full article.
About the Contributor
While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.